Grace is thirty-nine and not remotely convinced that life begins at forty.
When her grandmother dies she volunteers to pick up her belongings from the sheltered accommodation. It is the last place she expects to have a chance encounter with the first man she has been instantly attracted to in a very long time, particularly as she is dressed almost head to toe in her grandmother’s clothing and accessories.
Grace’s granny alter ego elicits a conversation with the man about love, death and the universe, which she is convinced would not have happened otherwise. This inspires her to throw caution to the wind and turn what should have been a simple case of mistaken identity into a dating introduction opportunity for the real her. A decision which sets Grace on a rollercoaster adventure of lies, secrets and lust, making her thirty ninth year one she won’t forget, but might well regret…
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Well the title of this book just conjures up so many scenarios especially with the cover picture too. I thought is this little old lady thinking of herself as a curvy younger version ready to hit the town? Well not quite you see it is a little bit the other way. Grace at 39 and single has gone to the old folks home where her deceased Gran use to live, as Grace wants a good root through her gran’s possessions for the odd bit of bling she has had her eye on, before she packs the rest up. Feeling the closeness of her Gran, Grace puts on some of her clothes and wig only to be seen by a rather handsome man that has come to view the room for his father. Grace invents a sister for her Gran and calls herself Louise. As every second passes Louise becomes more solid, with Grace creating a past for her with every word she speaks. Before she knows it she is past the point of no return. Louise can not just simply disappear now.
What a super character Louise becomes as Grace soon discovers that being older means you can get away with so much more than when you are 39. She really wants Dishy Dale, that she re names Heaven on Legs or HoL, to get to know the real her and by being Louise and talking to Dale she can push him towards the ultimate prize, herself of course, Dale though only has eyes for Louise. No he isn’t a weirdo, he just thinks she would make his dad a pretty cool lady friend. Oh yikes things start to heat up and get hot under the collar but for all the wrong reasons!
Marilyn Bennett has written a very lively and funny novel that made me laugh and cringe at every situation. If you are a lady that pee’s when you laugh then go get the Lady Tena ready, you will need them! Love this lady’s humour. It really made me think too about the chances I didn’t take in my own life and at times how I would have loved a ‘Louise’ of my own to give me a bit of a push. Louise is really the confidence that we all lack at times when we are too shy to say what we really think and want. A super story with a follow up book coming soon I hope.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Marilyn has worked in numerous production management roles across television broadcasting for the past 22 years. Her first introduction to writing was being commissioned to write a feature-length script. Over a decade later, she created a short film idea, Granny with Benefits, which soon developed into her debut novel.
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